Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Monday has taken a dig at his party and its central leadership and said that the aim of democracy is to bring a change in the life of the last man standing in the society. During this, he quipped while referring to the politicians. Gadkari said that MLAs, ministers and chief ministers are all sad. He said that CM people are sad because when they will stay, when they will go, there is no confidence.
His statement comes at a time when the BJP leadership has changed four chief ministers within a few months. On Monday itself, Bhupendra Patel took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in place of Vijay Rupani.
Addressing the concluding session of the seminar on ‘Parliamentary System and People’s Expectations’ in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, Nitin Gadkari gave the example of conversation with legendary cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar.
Nitin Gadkari said, “Politics is an instrument to bring about a social and economic change. The real purpose of democracy is to make the people standing at the last rung of the society prosperous and improve their lives through this.
“This should be the purpose of politics as well. But, unfortunately nowadays the meaning of politics is understood only to get into power,” he added.
He further said, “The MLAs are unhappy because they could not become ministers, ministers are unhappy as they did not get the desired portfolio and those who got the desired portfolio are unhappy as they could not become the chief minister. And those who became the chief ministers are unhappy because they are not sure till when they will be on the post.” (Statement can be heard after 18 minutes)
Gadkari then says, “Problems are there everywhere — within the party, outside the party, in the constituency — but overcoming the problem and bringing about a qualitative change is the quality of a successful leader. “